CSCG Hosts Global Policy Director

Dr. Matt Wenham

The Center for Science and the Common Good at Ursinus College hosts a global policy director Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Pfahler Auditorium. This free event is open to the public. Read More»


Photos from Annual Minority Access Conference

Kevin Amuquandoh 2013 and Rodolfo Coplin 2013 posed with a group of students from around the country after presenting their respective neuroscience research projects at the Annual Minority Access Conference in Orlando, Florida. and again at the Society for Neuroscience Conference in New Orleans, LA. Read More»


Senior Conducts Molecular Biology Research in Germany

John Thiele 2013 spent the summer studying the way cells regulate the expression of RNA at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. The EMBL is Europeʼs leading research organization focusing on fundamental discoveries in molecular biology and is composed of over 85 research laboratories with diverse research interests. Read More»


Center for Science and the Common Good Sets Opening Speaker

Ursinus College has taken the bold step of creating a program with the goal of producing citizen-scientists who can confront the ethical implications of their work — scientists for the 21st Century with the expertise needed for research, but also the judgment to decide which scientific endeavors best advance the common good. Read More»


Alumnus Named Director of Kenan Institute

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise has appointed Joseph M. DeSimone as its new director. DeSimone is a 1986 graduate of Ursinus College and Vice President of the Board of Trustees. Read More»


The End of a Species

When the giant tortoise Lonesome George died on June 24, we asked Biology Professor Robert Dawley to explain the significance of his death. “Lonesome George was the last surviving member of the subspecies of giant tortoise that lived on Pinta Island in the Galápagos Archipelago. Read More»


Dr. Carlita Favero Wins Summer Grant

Dr. Carlita Favero earned a SOMAS-URM grant (Support of Mentors and their Students in the Neurosciences from Underrepresented Minorities)  to support her research this summer on the effects of prenatal alcohol on neural development. Read More»


Dr. Lyczak Honored with the Award for Outstanding Research

Dr. Rebecca Lyczak was honored with the Laughlin Award for Outstanding Research at the 2012 commencement of Ursinus College.  Her research focuses on early development in C. elegans, the nematode worm that has proven to be so useful in elucidating genetics and genetic disorders, including in humans.  Read More»